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Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:19 pm
by Jot
I think the PalmOS is a serious oversight. I've still got my IIIxe somewhere and it's monochrome screen would give distraction and content free editing. Also, I think it has seniority over the Newton. Unless we're talking Isaac Newton, in which case...carry on.

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:20 pm
by lunk
Jot wrote:... content free editing.


At last, someone who values the purity of it all! "Scrivener Mini, for those who want content-free writing! A single black editing window, where nothing can be entered or edited."

That should result in the opposite of NIAD. "NIE, Nothing In Eternity!" :D

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:25 pm
by Jot
lunk wrote:
Jot wrote:... content free editing.


At last, someone who values the purity of it all! "Scrivener Mini, for those who want content-free writing! A single black editing window, where nothing can be entered or edited."

That should result in the opposite of NIAD. "NIE, Nothing In Eternity!" :D

Thanks lunk. I think you'd agree that content, and typing in particular, just gets in the way of creativity. I credit this philosophy with my spectacularly limited output.

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:21 pm
by AndreasE
Content is definitely overrated. Creates nothing but trouble, if you look closely. :wink:

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:43 pm
by lunk
... and being creative seldom makes you content. :shock:

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:58 pm
by AndreasE
Good point! :D

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:12 pm
by PJS
So, why are you ignoring CP/M? My old Kaypro II didn't make it through the millennium — or even the Game Nineties, come to that — but I can buy a used one online for about $200. And for another #8.00 I can get Zork on a floppy.

(What? You don't know Zork?)

phil

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:47 pm
by lunk
Concurrent CP-M should work better with Scrivener. :D

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:16 pm
by yosimiti
I have absolutely no clue as what any are saying here, but I would like to get Scrivener on VHS before I croak. http://www.wired.com/2016/07/vcr-officially-dead-well-never-forget/

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:20 pm
by NorthboundTrain
I don't think hoping for VHS support is a lost cause:

http://fortune.com/2016/07/21/last-vide ... der-maker/

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:56 pm
by dnaknitter
PJS wrote:So, why are you ignoring CP/M? My old Kaypro II didn't make it through the millennium — or even the Game Nineties, come to that — but I can buy a used one online for about $200. And for another #8.00 I can get Zork on a floppy.

(What? You don't know Zork?)

phil

It will be a lot of work to transfer all my old WordStar files into Scrivener, but I'll do it in a heartbeat as soon as the CP/M version becomes reality.

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:48 am
by Gordon Robb
128K Spectrum? Are you kidding? The 48K was plenty :)

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:37 am
by narrsd
Ah, Kaypro, which was the closest I ever got to buying a CP/M computer; what is it the ham radio guys say about the old buckets, boat anchor. Nicest software design though. I had already had an affair with an Osborne, though, and was tainted.

In fact it was typing a luminous John Fowles chapter into WordStar on the Osbornes's little screen that hooked me on the magic of fiction itself.

I held off, though, stayed with typewriters some years. But then, there was the Mac. This I kept with until the laptops couldn't keep up with the consulting with corpish clients, then in Europe (though Macs esp. MacBooks are all the rage now), so with great reluctance, I switched.

I wouild do it again, comes the money, but that would include all the software I use, so would be substantial. Well, not all, as now you can run Win10 alternately, a great thing, esp. as it is not too bad. Hmm. Actually, I _could_ get just the laptp now,, plus a non-free copy of that OS. We'll see...

C. (not intentional rhyming, but there you are, serendipitouswise...)

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:47 am
by gr
Scrivener for Tall Boy
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"I bought Scrivener for Tall Boy only last week and my first novel is already in the can!"

Re: Scrivener for ZX Spectrum

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:07 am
by yosimiti
So is this what this forum has become? A place for old fashioned geeks and dorks (myself included) to talk about bygone electronic components of which we dream Scrivener could work on? Hell yeah